An original Compaq "portable"

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Wed Jan 8 12:29:01 2003

--- "Feldman, Robert" <> wrote:
> The keyboard used with an XT is different than that used with an AT and
> above.

I'll agree in the case of the Portable vs the Portable II, but for
some machines built during the transition, there were switchable
keyboards that would work with either... I'm using one now. I've
had it for over 10 years. It came with an XT clone I bought off my
old college roommate... Paid him $100 for the PC, then a year or two
later, parted it out for $120 and kept the keyboard. Nothing remarkable
about it, but it seems to have withstood years of Wolf3D/Doom/Quake
with flying colors. The stamp on the bottom identifies it as a Key
Tronic EP3435XTATE (the switches let you select XT, AT or "Enhanced")


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